November 12, 2017

The News Media: What Everyone Needs to Know by C.W. Anderson tackles the past, present, and future of journalism, providing a fascinating view of the most powerful influencer on government and the most important policer and corruption buster. Addressing a wide range of questions, this book is not afraid to take on the most controversial media issues of all time and analyzes some of the most important events in US history.

Dawn of the Belle Epoque by Mary McAuliffe reveals the scintillating history of Paris in its politics, personalities, mood, and culture from 1870 to the beginning of the new century in 1900 – an era of deep division even years after the French revolution. Biographical sketches include those from all walks of life including Gustave Eiffel, Monet, Rodin, and Marie Curie, and covers crucial events such as the Franco-Prussian War and the infamous Dreyfus Affair.

Gingerbread Wonderland: 30 Magical Houses, Cookies & Cakes by Mima Sinclair shows you how to wow your family with gorgeous gingerbread goodies, turning your kitchen into a magical winter world with 30 ideas ranging from cute gingerbread families and their gingerbread streets to a delicious chocolate birdhouse and an edible star wreath. Find all the traditional Christmas favorites such as a Hansel & Gretel House, fun cookies and sticky gingerbread cakes, plus tips on how to avoid mistakes, create edible glue, and use templates.

Sin of a Woman by Kimberla Lawson Roby makes you wonder what individuals will do to obtain things they want in life, following the journey of two women who have serious issues. Raven, bouncing back from a very public divorce is looking for power and Porsha is looking for love in all of the wrong places. As both take on the role of ministers, one begins truly listening to God, while the other wallows in sorrow leading down a terrible path of destruction.

Elementary She Read by Vicki Delany follows Gemma Doyle, a transplanted Englishwoman, who returns to the quaint town of West London on Cape Cod to manage her Great Uncle Arthur’s Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium. After Gemma finds a rare magazine hidden in the bookshop, she and her friend Jayne set off to find the owner, only to stumble upon a dead body.

Eden by Jeannie McWilliams Blasberg pulls back the rosy curtain of four generations of wealth and social prominence when Becca Meister Fitzpatrick – wife, mother, grandmother, and pillar of the community – discovers her recently deceased husband squandered their nest egg. As she struggles to accept that this is likely her last season in Long Harbor, Becca is inspired by her granddaughter’s boldness in the face of impending single-motherhood and summons the courage to reveal a secret she was forced to bury long ago.